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Sick Colt 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by bikemutt, Dec 10, 2016.

  1. Drail

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    "typically reliable and accurate Colt"? Oh please. Drink some more of that Kool aid.
     
  2. RPRNY

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    Not my cup of tea but I can see the attraction. If you want it and it doesn't mean eating cat food for the first three months of 2017, get it!!!! And Merry Christmas.
     
  3. Old Dog

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    Eh, whatever. I bought my first Colt 1911 in 1975 and have bought (and yeah, sold some) nineteen more since. I like my Colt-flavored Kool-Aid. (But I also sip from the Springfield Armory, Wilson, Ed Brown and --the horror! -- Kimber pitchers.)

    Experiences of other may vary. Regardless, no need to get snarky, dude.
     
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  4. Drail

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    That's not snarky. THIS IS SNARKY!!! I'll bet you ride a Harley. (just kidding) Colt has made great guns and some not so great guns over the years. I have worked on some with misplaced and non parallel hammer and sear pin holes. Doing a trigger on one of those is a real challenge. I have actually handed some back to customers and told them I can't work with it. The looks on their faces was priceless. It's just a business. I did not mean to insult or offend you sir. I love your dog....... that's a great photo.
     
  5. Old Dog

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    Ah, no worries, brother. But hey now, what's wrong with riding a Harley? (if you know how to maintain the beast ... just kidding) ...

    I am well aware of the not-so-great Colts that left the factory during the years the company was using that decrepit machinery and wasn't focused on its pistol line -- I actually bought a couple -- but, like most 1911s, I think that this platform isn't for those who don't know how the pistols functions, how to perform maintenance and repairs, etc. Probably most dedicated 1911 owners know how to fix their lawnmowers and leaky faucets, too. I confess I get a little testy when people who don't get the whole 1911 thing -- and likely don't even know how their Glock functions --pile on in threads and talk about 1911s.

    Now, anyone who's actually worked on 1911s, then of course they should comment ...

    Funny, half the guys who've posted in this thread thought the pistol was chrome-finished.

    No one mentioned the beautiful carry-melt (another expensive customization which was apparently factored into the full MSRP, which the OP's dealer is apparently asking). I do think for that price, though, Colt should have thrown on some Novaks, preferably tritium, and provided some FS checkering -- one of my peeves about Colt vs. SA/Kimber/DW.

    What I don't get is folks who make disparaging remarks based on how a pistol looks. Not all that long ago a member posted a photo of his bright stainless CZ-75 and everyone oohed and aahed. Kinda shows the biases on this gun forum, of which I suspect many of us are well aware.

    Did I mention that I like real shiny pistols?
     
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  6. readyeddy

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    If you like how it looks and can afford the price tag, then it's not a bad buy imo. Internet asking prices for these factory custom guns run around $1600 - $1700. Keep it completely stock and keep all paper work and the box. I would also keep the gun shop price tag and receipt showing you to be original owner. Of course there is no way to predict which guns will become valuable in the future, but Colt is a proven brand that has produced desireable guns in the past.

    On top of all that, it's a Government Model. If it runs as designed, it should be a fine shooter. Be familiar with field stripping and operating a 1911A1 so you don't scratch or damage the gun, and have fun!
     
  7. 1KPerDay

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    I like it. I like Colt bright stainless stuff. "scratches" are likely marks and oil from wiping it down. The finish shows everything.
     
  8. rskent

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    Way below the belt man.

    Colt, like Harley has been through good and bad times. I had a Colt Commander that was so bad I had to have the frame welded up and machined to get it to run.
    I have a Sportster (yes it’s in the garage somewhere) that I don’t think I ever got 200 miles without a breakdown.

    However, Like my series 80 Colt, I rode My Shovel Head for 25 years without any Major trouble. And neither one of my current bikes have been back to the shop except to pick up a T shirt.

    If Colt is making guns half as good as Harley is making bikes now, they are top tier for sure.
     
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  9. Robert101

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    It is a no go for me as well. Too much that could be wrong with that gun. I like stainless but shinny chrome on my 1911 is a non starter.
     
  10. CNobbe

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    I do too, I had a polished CZ 75, traded it for a blued one when they were available a couple years back. I have an old 70 Series that's still a blast to shoot. When I saw the Cimarron 1911 w/ polished blue finish I had to get one. Didn't care in the least it was made by Armscor. It's pretty gun for $500 and it works just as well as my old Colt.
     
  11. Old Dog

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    Argh! Further proof that many posters either don't bother reading previous comments in the thread, or cannot understand what they're reading! It IS STAINLESS, dude, BRIGHT STAINLESS. Polished stainless. NOT CHROME.
     
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    I would get a Ruger 1911 for about $700 and spend the rest on more ammo.
     
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    There is a car blog I read called Jalopnik. Every weekday they have a posting called Nice Price or Crack Pipe where a used car is posted and readers vote on whether it is a good price. This Colt made me instantly think "Crack Pipe!". I think it is a good looking gun overall, but not at the asking price of $1680. I imagine you'd get a lot more bites at a sub $1K price.
     
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    Pretty gun, but there's no way I'd pay that price.
     
  15. Drail

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    But..... SHINY!!!!!
     
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    That grip almost looks cracked. Probably just the light.... Not for me. For that kind of money I can buy an original GI in very good condition that will appreciate in value, or a brand new gun that shoots just as well or better, and have a lot of money left over for ammunition. That gun is USED, and is obviously not original. That trigger is totally out of place, of questionable quality and who knows what other parts are in the same boat? I wouldn't even THINK about it unless the seller drops the price by several hundred dollars and a thorough test firing session is allowed.

    Sorry that you are getting so many negative responses here, but that gun at that price is NOT a good value !
     
  17. Jim K

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    If I wanted a shiny Colt .45, I would buy the nickel-plated model from Colt, not one that has been buffed the heck out of and chrome plated.

    Jim
     
  18. wojownik

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    Well, while I'm not a fan of the pistol in question, I think you're coming down a bit harsh on this. Yes, I do think it is overpriced, given that you can apparently get this unfired, with box and papers, for less. However:
    - no, I don't think the grip is cracked. Just a trick of light.
    - an original US 1911A1 at that price range? Point me the way ...
    - it is preowned, but is indeed a original Lew Horton custom job (model number O1091BSSIV). The trigger looks out of place to me too, and the jeweling too, but that's the way it was sold.
    - It's a Lew Horton Colt - what quality are you questioning - Colt's or Lew Horton's?

    Here is another pistol that actually sold for $1699. Same model. Still for that price, I would want it to be unfired and with box+papers.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. wanderinwalker

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    First off, that is a factory NEW shiny stainless Colt 1911 (Series 80 if I haven't forgotten what I read to get here to post). We had, or still have one, at the shop I work at. The price maybe a little high, maybe not, I'd have to check the display to see.

    Second off, if you like it and can afford it, why not get it? It's definitely not something you'll see every other shooter with at the range, and it's certainly eye catching. I like the shiny, though it may be a cold day in a warm place when I buy a brightly polished pistol myself just because of "ooo, shiny!" :uhoh:

    Third off, does anybody else think that pistol screams "Make me in .38 Super!" ?? :evil:
     
  20. george burns

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    I would be curious to read what the box had on the side. I had a chromed PPK's for 20 yrs and it wore great, neber a scratch and it was carried daily.
     
  21. Cannibul

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    There's so much fail in this post.

    People still claiming it's chrome after it's been proven several times to be polished SS.

    People claiming it's aftermarket even after it's been proven it's factory.

    Reading is fundamental people.
     
  22. Old Dog

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    I'll chime in once more to confirm that I personally have been to the OP's dealer; it's an honest shop (considered to be one of the best gunshops in the greater Puget Sound region) with typically competitive prices (though I'd seen the Lew Horton 1911 advertised elsewhere for -- as I stated in my first post in this thread -- about a hundred dollars less). I know for a fact this dealer is not going to display a used pistol as new, and it certainly appears to me the pistol is brand-new.

    And as Cannibul notes in post #71 above, reading is fundamental. People should stop posting unless they've absorbed all the information noted in previous threads. Also, some should check out the cost to get a factory 1911 "carry-melt" job done along with installing a custom long trigger, jeweling a hammer and the labor-intensive high-polish of every exposed stainless steel surface. Then the price wouldn't come as much of a shock to you. I'll bet few of the posters in this thread have ever sent a 1911 out for any type of custom work.
     
  23. Olympus

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    I've never been a big fan. Looks like it would fit right on the side of a Mexican cowboy. For that kind of money, you can get a more "serious" and certainly higher quality 1911.
     
  24. rskent

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    Ok, I read every post.

    I think the gun is still cool.

    I think the gun would still be cooler in 38 super.

    I think the gun is still priced to high, even Lew Horton.

    The bottom line is, if you like the gun and it makes you happy, then you should buy it.

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I have spent a lot more money that that

    just because something makes me happy.
     
  25. stompah

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    That gun isn't my cup of tea at that price. I also know the shop that it's at and it is brand new.

    In fact of you find my GP100 vs Trooper thread in revolvers forum you can see their yellow used tag.
     
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